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Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge Merges with Fleischman and Harding

February 1, 2011


The international law firm of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge (EAPD) is pleased to announce that Fleischman and Harding, a highly regarded Washington, DC law firm concentrating in the communications industry, has combined with EAPD and its Washington office. With the addition of 12 talented attorneys from Fleischman and Harding, EAPD adds a dynamic new capability to its practice portfolio while expanding significantly the size of its growing office in Washington.

Fleischman and Harding (formerly Fleischman and Walsh) is a cutting-edge communications law firm that represents household-name clients in a number of industries, including cable television, broadcast radio and TV, Internet, and wireless and wireline companies. The firm advises clients in regulatory matters, transactions, and legislative issues. Clients include Advance Communications, Cable One, CW Network, Mediacom, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, Time Warner Cable, and WorldNet Telecommunications, among others.

“EAPD has a long-standing reputation for representing a variety of prominent communications companies in complex transactions. Those clients and others will benefit immediately from Fleischman and Harding’s expertise, particularly in regulatory and legislative issues,” said Walter Reed, the managing partner of EAPD. “In addition, our new colleagues nicely complement our capabilities in a number of other areas, such as intellectual property and litigation.”

The attorneys joining EAPD include:

Art Harding, partner
Harding was a senior partner representing clients in matters involving cable television, broadcasting, telecommunications, the Internet, privacy, e-commerce, and telecommunications. He plays an active role in a broad range of proceedings before the FCC, such as rulemakings, waiver petitions, enforcement matters and transaction approvals. Harding is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and is also a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association. He earned his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law.

Jeff Hardin, partner
Hardin was a partner in Fleischman and Harding's Corporate Securities group. He represents telecommunications clients, including cable television, telephone and wireless companies, and public utility clients. His counsel involves the gas, electric and water distribution businesses, mergers, business acquisitions and divestitures, auctions, restructurings, like-kind exchanges, strategic joint ventures, financings and other material contractual arrangements. Hardin is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and graduated from the Columbia Law School.

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